7 months 15,000 Filipinos in Ireland join St. Patrick’s Day celebration MB
By Roy Mabasa The 15,000-strong Filipino community in Ireland joined the Irish’s celebration of St. Patrick’s Day by integrating different Philippine festivals in the grand parades held in the key cities of Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, and Galway. Filipinos in Cork, in particular, performed a simulation of the Masskara Festival, a mardi gras-like event that features men and women wearing combinations of brightly colored dresses along with masks, in the simultaneous parades held on March 17. Masskara Festival is an annual festivity that originates from Bacolod. Street dancers from the Galway Filipino Irish Community are decked in green, white, and ... more